Square details Tomb Raider special editions, pre-order content

The hotly-anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise will be receiving two special edition SKUs when it hits shelves in early 2013, Square Enix has announced.

In addition, Lara Croft’s Island-hopping adventure will also benefit from a host of pre-order goodies available at participating retailers.

First up is the Deluxe Edition, which includes a copy of the Crystal Dynamics-developed title, a mini art book, double sided map of the Island, and a protective survival pouch. In addition, gamers will also receive a code allowing you to download the official game soundtrack and a new weapon.

Also on the cards is the Survival Edition, which features all of the above goodies as well as a 6” Play Arts Kai Lara Croft figurine plus a “unique Endurance crew member’s metal survival box.” No pricing has been announced yet for either release, but we’ll keep you posted.

Finally, Square revealed that GAME, Tesco, Amazon and ShopTo will all be offering unique pre-order incentives for consumers who put down their cash early. More will be revealed in the coming months.

See below for the full skinny.

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Exclusive in-game EXPLORER BUNDLE: Included in this bundle is an exploration themed CHALLENGE TOMB and an early access bonus survival advantage.

CHALLENGE TOMB: An exclusive tomb for Lara to raid! In this new location, Lara will encounter all new environment puzzles that will test her abilities

FAST CLIMB UPGRADE: Early access to the fast climb skill upgrade will let Lara ascend mountain faces more quickly. Handy when avoiding her attackers in a fight to take the higher ground!

Exclusive in-game COMBAT STRIKE PACK: This early access combat-themed bundle will improve Lara’s chance of survival on the island from day one!

PISTOL SILENCER UPGRADE: The pistol silencer will let Lara use stealthy tactics to overcome even the trickiest of situations

HEADSHOT RETICULE UPGRADE: The headshot reticule will let Lara utilise her weapons more accurately, when used with the pistol silencer, they make for a deadly combination

PISTOL BURST MODE UPGRADE: The three-shot burst pistol upgrade will let Lara unleash a hail of firepower on her foes when under attack

ANIMAL INSTINCT SKILL UPGRADE: Animal instinct skill will light up XP-laden animals in Survival Instinct mode to help you upgrade to the next skill in no time
Exclusive TOMB RAIDER: THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK (digital edition): Written by Rhianna Pratchett, with cover art by TOMB RAIDER Art Director, Brian Horton, THE BEGINNINGS COMIC BOOK is a digital 48 page six-part comic which tells the story of how this ill-fated voyage of the Endurance came to be. This special edition comic brings together the cast and crew, including a budding young adventurer named Lara Croft, as they prepare for adventure in search of the Yamatai off of the east coast of Japan
Exclusive DLC designed exclusively for
More details will be announced in the New Year